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What In Fact is Shared Hosting?

The most basic and commonly used form of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of clients share the system resources of the same hosting server. This implies that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made viable by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and applying given restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective website hosting package. That leads to the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting distributors that deliver shared hosting services normally have various web hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a hosting account will include. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limitations the client's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the web hosting plans are determined by the specific web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are determined by the business strategy of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not able to keep a large amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they just host more users on one single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to come across a free web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting package, which includes more hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting providers like us, are able to maintain many web servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this service has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. Also, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost themes. As a web hosting supplier, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into paying for a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who desire to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can create web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your site. If you choose Shosho Mobile as your hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of annoyances in the future.